Doomsday Diesel: 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300SD

I’m convinced that this next car is backward. It has hood pins on the trunk and the exhaust exits ahead of the windshield. Otherwise, it appears to be a decent oil-burning Benz for chump change. the Find this 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300SD offered for $1500 in Bellflower, CA via facesmoke coalbook.

From the seller:

1979 Mercedes-Benz 300 sd Sedan 4D
Listed a day ago in Bellflower, CA
About This Vehicle
Driven 193,000 miles
Automatic transmission
Exterior color: Blue · Interior color: Blue
Fuel type: Diesel
This vehicle is paid off
Seller’s Description
1979 Mercedes 300SD w123 om617.
193k miles runs and drives great.
No blow by.
Cruises 80mph on highway.
Brand new tires.
Registration current.
Clean title in hand.
Doomsday diesel ALDA delete.
custom hood stack.
I also have the stock exhaust.
Custom intake.
Sounds like a 5.9 Cummins.

Cons: it needs motor mounts. It leaks oil, I have a new valve cover gasket needs to be installed. Fuel gauge doesn’t work. Radio doesn’t work. Heater core is bypassed.

$1,500 obo. Need to sell it asap

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